The Social Science Research Council, an independent, international nonprofit, mobilizes necessary knowledge for the public good by supporting scholars worldwide, generating new research across disciplines, and linking researchers with policymakers and citizens.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS | As part of the Social Data Initiative, we invite researchers to study the role of social media in elections and democracy. Successful applicants will be permitted access to a large, global dataset of news website URLs circulated on Facebook.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT | Dean Melissa Nobles of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Professor Jennifer Richeson of Yale University elected to the SSRC Board of Directors.
NEW REPORT | A Portrait of New York City 2018: Well-Being in the Five Boroughs and the Greater Metro Area, from the Measure of America program
LISTEN | Kristen Lewis, co-director of the SSRC’s Measure of America program, discusses the new “Portrait of New York City” report with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Sheena Wright of the United Way NYC.
Cyril Obi, director of the African Peacebuilding Network, publishes “The Unfinished Revolution in Nigeria’s Niger Delta”, a work co-edited with Temitope B. Oriola.
Call For Proposals | “Political Institutions and Challenges to Democracy” conference, co-hosted by SSRC Anxieties of Democracy program and Stanford University’s Global Populisms project. Conference: Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2019. Application deadline: Aug 1, 2018.